Learning Opportunities

The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse is offering two free, interactive, online CME activities about responsible opioid prescribing practices, and best practices for assessing, preventing, and addressing prescription opioid abuse. In these CMEs, NIDA encourages clinicians to use its NIDAMED resources which are specially designed for use in clinical practice to assess patients’ drug use and possible referral to drug treatment. Click here to learn more about the CMEs.

NCMS Webinar on Patient Centered Medical Home, hosted by the NCMS Foundation’s Director of Practice Improvement Terri Gonzalez, on February 19. Watch for specifics in the upcoming Bulletin and your email box.

The American College of Surgeons will hold a forum on Surgical Health Care Quality on Wednesday February 19, 2014 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 7:30am until 10:00am. The forum will discuss the importance of quality in public health; political realities of improving health care in the US; hospital perspectives on quality improvement; the role of payers in improving surgical quality; regional perspective on quality collaboration; and training future surgeons in surgical quality. For more information about this event, please contact InspiringQualityTour@facs.org.

Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) along with the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina are partnering to present a Concussion (student athlete) Conference on March 1 called “Teamwork: Management of Concussion in the Youth/Recreational Athlete.”  For more information and to register, click here.

MAHEC is also offering “Practical Applications in Integrative Health: Innovations Across the Spectrum of Care” on March 27-29, at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel, Asheville. Click here for more information.


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